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Transport policy threatens climate targets

2 Apr 24 - By Robert McLachlan | OPINION: The government’s move to drop climate considerations from land transport policy constitutes climate denial - and puts Aotearoa’s first emissions reduction plan at risk.

Govt should have considered climate impacts of EV road user charges

13 Mar 24 - The government should have done a climate impacts assessment on its proposed road user charges for electric vehicles, with the new charges likely to lead to a significant increase in carbon emissions, according to an expert.

New transport policy will increase emissions: Green Party

5 Mar 24 - Transport Minister Simeon Brown has announced the government will spend $7 billion a year for the next three years to build 15 new Roads of National Significance, while also cutting spending for mode shift to cycling, walking, and bus infrastructure.

Mainfreight releases climate related risks report

12 Oct 23 - Transport company Mainfreight has released its first climate related risks report, saying its position is “net positive” in terms of climate risks and opportunities.

Shifting gears on transport emissions

10 Oct 23 - Business vehicle fleets are still lagging on emission reductions, EROAD’s latest Sustainability Survey shows.

Z’s parent company predicts “robust” fossil fuel demand for next 10 years

31 Jul 23 - Demand for petrol retailers will remain high into the 2030s in New Zealand – years after some countries have banned the sale of fossil fuel vehicles, an energy giant predicts.

How close are we to price parity between EVs and ICE vehicles?

10 Dec 21 - The price of the batteries that power electric vehicles has fallen by about 90 percent since 2010, a continuing trend that will soon make EVs less expensive than gasoline vehicles.


Climate change mitigation reshaping capital’s streets

24 Sep 21 - A commitment to cutting the city’s GHG emissions has seen Wellington City Council greenlight consultation on a plan that will see 147km of cycle paths rolled out over the next 10 years.

Maersk spends £1bn on ‘carbon neutral’ container ships

25 Aug 21 - The world’s biggest shipping company is investing $1.4bn (£1bn) to speed up its switch to carbon neutral operations, ordering eight container vessels that can be fuelled by green methanol as well as...

Fancy checking out an e-bike?

20 Jul 21 - Canberra’s e-bike library has been struggling to keep up with demand since it was launched last September.

Joint venture to build electric passenger-plane

1 Apr 21 - Rolls-Royce, Tecnam and Scandinavia’s largest airline, Widerøe, have entered into a partnership that they say will see the launch of an all-electric aircraft for passengers by 2026.

Shell to link execs' pay to climate performance

30 Mar 21 - Royal Dutch Shell proposes linking its directors' pay more closely to the group's climate performance and severing the link between bonuses and liquefied natural gas production volumes.

Aviation fuel from food waste could cut emissions

22 Mar 21 - Food waste could be instrumental in producing sustainable aviation fuel, according to a recent study.

EV subsidy plan causes division

19 Mar 21 - Toyota New Zealand will continue to push for financial incentives for those buying electric vehicles when it responds to the ClimCom draft report.

Japan's car--making heavyweights could be facing an electric shock

19 Mar 21 - Japan’s traditional car-making giants need to raise their game in the race to develop pure, battery-driven electric vehicles or risk being left behind by Chinese, American and European producers,...

IEA warns petrol demand may never recover

19 Mar 21 - Gasoline demand may never recover to pre-pandemic levels, the International Energy Agency says, with increased use in developing countries offset by rising fuel efficiency and a switch to electric...

TRANSPORT 1: High carbon prices and behaviour change

16 Mar 21 - New Zealand is failing to get transport emissions under control, as latest data shows. Energy expert and IPCC lead author Emeritus Professor Ralph Sims says there is lots we can do, including pushing...

TRANSPORT 2: Go electriciity, not hydrogen

16 Mar 21 - Green hydrogen is being touted as an alternative to fossil fuels in New Zealand. The Government has invested $8.4 million to explore its potential and $19.9 million in a hydrogen energy facility.

Our transport emissions hit new high

12 Mar 21 - New Zealand’s transport emissions are at an all-time high.


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